A contemporary Madroñal country villa
One of the most recent gems to have been added to the exclusive gated hill club community of El Madroñal, this luxurious villa is modern yet retains the distinguished air of a true country home.
Set along the middle slope on the west side of El Madroñal, the property covers an area of over 4,000m2 that flows down towards a large V-shaped valley. It is this very shape that offers such spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and down the gradient towards the Marbella coastline and the Mediterranean Sea.
The property is bordered by nature on all sides, with a driveway that leads to a typical country house courtyard paved with hand carved Portuguese Pedra Calçada stone laid out in a stylish pattern. The home, designed by renowned architect Cesar de Leyva, features a contemporary blend of Mediterranean styling with a distinctive touch of Marbella chic, producing in the process a villa that is elegant yet also solid.
This sense of presence is also evident as you step through the large Ronda style front door into an airy entrance hallway that forms the central distribution point for the home. To the right is a stylish cloakroom, whilst on the left stairs with decorative handrails designed by David Marshall lead up to the living quarters and down to the lower level containing the utility rooms and entertainment areas.
The focal point, however, is the large, sunny and inviting living room that draws you towards it. Featuring tall ceilings and panoramic windows that offer magnificent views, this spacious lounge connects with an equally elegant dining room area, both of which connect with a panoramic terrace that is partly open and partly covered. Enjoying breakfast or sundowners from this spot is exactly what gives Marbella, and El Madroñal in particular, such a privileged feel.
Modern elegance in a country setting
The clean, modern feel of the living areas is continued in the tasteful contemporary kitchen by Doimo of Italy, which offers the latest aesthetic detailing and top-of-the-range features, as well as appliances by Siemens. The latter includes an impressive double-door fridge, drinks cooler, coffee bar and, of course, professional cooking equipment. The large central island also serves as a breakfast area, though step out on to the kitchen’s terrace and you enjoy an al fresco start to the day.
Also on ground floor level is a stylish bedroom suite that can be used as an office, while the split-levels con...